River Islands Academy dedicated
Banta Elementary School District’s new River Islands Technology Academy in Lathrop was dedicated Wednesday evening.
Built as part of the Banta school district, the charter will serve 350 to 400 students in grades K-6 when it opens its doors on for the first day of classes on August 14 according to Banta Superintendent Albert Garibaldi.
This is a momentous milestone,” Garibaldi said at the dedication. “It marks the culmination of many years of planning and pre-planning.”
In addition to an administration building and multipurpose room with gymnasium, the school also has classrooms with wireless internet hubs, a fully equipped kitchen, science labs, library and a computer lab.
Students in kindergarten through second grade will receive mini iPads and the students in the higher grades will get laptops.